September 22, 2021

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Covid-19: India reports 42,766 daily coronavirus cases and 308 deaths, health ministry says

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Covid-19: India reports 42,766 daily coronavirus cases and 308 deaths, health ministry says
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Covid-19: India reports 42,766 daily coronavirus cases and 308 deaths, health ministry says
Covid-19: India reports 42,766 daily coronavirus cases and 308 deaths, health ministry says

NEW DELHI: India on Sunday reported 42,766 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 3.29 crore cases, the health ministry said. Less than 50,000 daily new cases are being reported for 70 consecutive days, the ministry said.
Also, of 42,766 new cases reported in India in the last 24 hours, Kerala recorded 29,682 Covid positive cases yesterday.
The death toll in the country rose by 308 to 440,533, data from the ministry showed at 8 am today. While the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.62 per cent. It has been below 3 per cent for the last 72 days, according to the ministry.
The active cases have increased to 4,10,048, comprising 1.24 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.42 per cent, the health ministry said.
An increase of 4,367 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,21,38,092, while the case fatality rate stands at 1.34 per cent, the data stated.
The cumulative Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has exceeded 68.46 crore, it said.
Meanwhile, the health ministry said that over 66.89 crore vaccine doses provided to states and UTs so far, with more than 1.56 crore doses in the pipeline. More than 4.37Cr vaccine doses are still available with the states/UTs, the ministry addded.
India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh-mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one crore-mark on December 19.
The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 this year and three crore on June 23.

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